Our Team

Dr. Emilio Duboy
Psychiatrist; Medical Director

Dr. Emilio Duboy has more than 25 years of experience in practicing psychiatry. He is Board Certified and has a special interest in addiction psychiatry. Dr. Duboy has extensive experience in treating co-occurring psychiatric disorders. He completed his psychiatric residency training at Cabrini Medical Center / New York Medical College in New York City.

In addition, Dr. Duboy completed a fellowship with New York University at Bellevue Hospital. Dr. Duboy understands the disease model of alcoholism and addiction and treats all of his patients with dignity and respect. It is of paramount importance to Dr. Duboy that all clients have a positive experience and that begins with great medical care.

Stacy Riordan
Director of Nursing
RN

Stacy has worked in the Substance Abuse Field for over a decade.

Stacy currently leads a team of Nurses working at The Haven Detox. As a nurse leader Stacy’s passion is transformation and leading strong teams of caring nursing staff focused on the patient’s well-being while always having the patient’s best interest as top priority.

Stacy has a deep appreciation and commitment to working with substance abuse as well as mental health.

Cassandra Sierra
Chief Clinical Officer
M.S., LMHC, CAP ICADC

Cassandra was the Founder/Chief Clinical Officer of Wellington Counseling and Associates, and New Options of Royal Palm Beach, Inc. which opened its doors in August 2005. WCA rebranded to Elevations Health, LLC., in 2016. Elevations Health was located in Wellington, FL, Coral Springs, FL, and Austin, TX. Cassandra sold Elevations Health in February 2018. Effective October 2018, she became the Director of Mental Health Services of the Recovery Team Behavioral Health in Palm Beach County. RTBH provides primary mental health services to persons affected with mental health illness. Our goal is to re-integrate our patients back into society and provide them with coping mechanism to manage their disability. Cassandra also provides training classes and CEU’s for mental health and substance abuse professionals. She works with many agencies in Palm Beach County as a consultant and corporate trainer. In addition, as a Life and Business Coach/Consultant, she has assisted many entrepreneurs to established and manage new business ventures in substance abuse treatment industry in Florida and in several states around the country.

Cassandra Sierra was employed by the Palm Beach County Health Department for 19 years. She served as the Staff Development and Training Manager and provided training for over 1,100 employees. She trained clerks, paraprofessionals, nurses, doctors, managers and senior management. She facilitated various training programs, (e.g. Executive Leadership Customer Service, Communication, Conflict Resolution, and Cultural Competency). Her work included consulting, designing, coaching, coordinating, facilitating, monitoring and evaluating behavior modification and competency base training programs.

Cassandra is also a Certified Addiction Professional, International Certified Addiction Counselor, Certified Relapse Prevention Specialist and a Certified Domestic Violence Facilitator and Assessor and Business and Life Coach. Cassandra has a Bachelor of Science degree in Professional Studies and a double Master’s degree in Human Resource Development and Administration from Barry University and a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Springfield College in Tampa, FL. She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. She served on the Domestic Violence Council of Palm Beach County and served on the Domestic Violence Fatality Review Board for two years. She is the co-founder of the Miracles Club, Inc., which opened its doors in 2001. The clubhouse serves the recovery community by providing 12 step recovery meetings and other community education programs to alcoholics, addicts and their family members.

She is married with two children, grandchildren and one great grandchild. Cassandra is committed to health and safety of the citizens of Florida and across the United States.

Ana M. Ucha
Clinical Director
LMHC, Q.S.

Ana completed her Master’s Degree in Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Marriage and Families in 2007 at Palm Beach Atlantic University. She has over 10 years of clinical experience across a variety of settings including community base services, treatment facilities and structured outpatient programs.

Ana has worked with children, adolescents, adults, couples, families, and groups. She lives and practices in the state of Florida as a License Mental Health Counselor. She also provides supervision to Mental Health and Marriage and Family counselors who are working towards getting license. Ana is fluent in Spanish and has lived in Palm Beach County since her family migrated from Cuba in 1967. Ana’s approach emphasizes the mutual development of goals and objectives for therapy and provision of ongoing evaluation of the therapeutic approach.

Guided by the individual needs of the client, she uses a variety of modalities which include Cognitive Behavioral, Motivational Interviewing and Solution Focused. She continues to seek ongoing updates to her skills and knowledge base. Ana is currently working on getting Certified in EMDR.

Tracie Duich
Vice President of Marketing
A.S., CRC, CIP

Tracie Duich, Vice President of Marketing for The Recovery Team located in Lake Park, Florida, has over 25 years of experience in marketing, sales, management and training, with companies such as Sun Financial Group, Motorola, Chevrolet, and Estee Lauder.

Ms. Duich has brought her talent and expertise in branding and launching new treatment programs to The Recovery Team/EMBRACE Mental Health, Meridian Treatment Solutions/The Bridge Mental Health Program, and Cornerstone Recovery Center Mental Health Program.

Having studied Marketing and Psychology at the University of Florida, Ms. Duich has worked in the field of alcohol and drug treatment for over a dozen years, helping families and loved ones of those that are afflicted with alcohol, drugs, or mental health disorders, through coaching and ARISE Interventions. Ms. Duich currently sits on the Advisory Board of the “Treatment Center Executive & Marketing Retreat.”

Jose Soler
Primary Therapist
MA

Jose Soler has been a mental health and substance abuse counselor since 2004. Jose received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Florida in 1999 and a master’s degree in clinical psychology from Temple University in 2004.

Since 2011 he has been helping individuals in South Florida heal from emotional wounds that have contributed to self-destructive patterns and behaviors. Jose believes in an individualized approach to treatment and honors the inherent wholeness and completeness of the individual.

Using a compassionate and client-centered approach, he works with clients to strengthen an understanding and appreciation to the present moment, become willing to accept the full-range of feelings and emotions that are part of the human experience, and live a more meaningful and connected life. Jose believes that only when we can accept life as it really is, can we really begin to change. DBT, Mindfulness, CBT, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy are among the approaches that Jose uses to help individuals fulfill the potential that already exists within.

Iwona Kizziah
Primary Therapist
M.A., CCMHC, NCC

Iwona helps those who are struggling with addiction, eating disorders and other types of behavioral problems. She helps those that suffer from anxiety and depresion using mindfulness, DBT and range of cognitive restructuring therapies.

She strongly belives in the benefits of equine therapy, often using nature and work around horses in her practice. She also utilizes art in her therapy approach, has experience working with PTSD, and is trained in EMDR.

Throughout her career she also sought training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Mindfulness. She finds these therapies incredibly helpful for individuals who do not respond well to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

Jeannie Saros
Trauma Therapist
LMHC, CAP, NCC

Jeannie has been in the substance abuse and mental health field since 1982. She has been part of The Recovery Team since 2000. She presently runs the trauma track and facilitates Experiential Groups for our patients and leads the Family Weekend.

Jeannie is a licensed mental health counselor who holds national certification. She is an approved continuing education provider by the Florida board of addiction professionals and an approved supervisor for registered mental health interns. Jeannie is trained in gestalt, trauma, completed her EMDR training and is a certified diplomat in clinical hypnotherapy.

She has received national recognition from the New York Times and Vanity Fair magazine and was locally a recipient of the Peter Fairclogh memorial award for her contribution to the field of substance abuse and mental health.

James Samuels
Director of Client Services

James Samuels is dedicated to the operations of the company as well as the safety and well-being of all of the clients. James brings his impeccable work ethic and leadership skills to The Recovery Team.

James main focus is to make sure that the level of care that the clients receive is never compromised. He works tirelessly with his staff of behavior health technicians to make sure that each and every client at The Recovery Team has a positive experience.

James is a natural leader and uses his personal experience with recovery to ensure that all clients feel supported and comfortable as they embark on their new journey. He is an active member of his church and a proud husband and father to his one year old son, James junior.

Our Clinical Offices

509 US Highway 1
Lake Park, FL 33403

info@recoveryteam.org
www.embracemh.com